Smut peddlers don 't deserve a dime

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I don't know about you fellow taxpayers, but for a judge to award more than $130,000 to that smut store X-Mart is a disgrace ("Augusta must pay X-Mart almost $131,000," Aug. 19). If people who are not Christians want to use this stuff, go across the river to Shultz Hill, where there is a porn shop already open 24-7.

To basically give away more than $130,000 to the X-Mart owner is a disgrace and a slap in the face to the folks of Augusta who don't want the store here. The way I see it, we didn't ask the owner to start a store here, nor did he lose any business, since he never sold anything. I say fight him 100 percent in court.

The honest Christian section of Augusta does not want his smut. We have enough problems to deal with, such as punks who wear their pants below their butts.

I beg Augusta's district attorney to get a petition up and fight this jerk not later but now! Seeing him and his crew leave the courthouse with smiles on their faces made me sick. I almost could see horns on their foreheads.

They ought to be ashamed of themselves. They should take themselves and their smutty business elsewhere. We don't want you here.

Tina Cloer

Augusta

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RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 09/15/09 - 02:32 am
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Tina, seems you forget the

Tina, seems you forget the ordinance banning such establishments was passed AFTER X-Mart was opened.

mineallmine
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mineallmine 09/15/09 - 03:01 am
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Tina, I hate to tell you this

Tina, I hate to tell you this but Christians also use this "stuff". Nobody is forced to enter this store. In fact, you don't even have to drive past the store if you do not want to. However, the owner invested his money in the property and store. The city of Augusta knew what was planned for this property. After everything was completed, the city changed its ordinance. The judge had no choice but to rule in the owner's favor.

omnomnom
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omnomnom 09/15/09 - 03:12 am
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I say let the store owner

I say let the store owner have a kiosk in that silly TEE Center. At least then the damn thing would have some guaranteed traffic. Howzabout that Tina?

TechLover
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TechLover 09/15/09 - 04:11 am
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Augusta was lucky to get off

Augusta was lucky to get off for only $130K. Hey Tina, I hear some clubs in Augusta allow dancing. I'll bet some of the folks there are "horny" too. You better try to put a stop to them as well. Welcome to the American Taliban.

southern2
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southern2 09/15/09 - 05:51 am
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Am I the only one who will

Am I the only one who will agree with Tina on this issue? Why should we all just roll over on issues of Faith and Family! I appreciate any local citizen that will publicly take a stand for a righteous cause.

WhippingPost
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WhippingPost 09/15/09 - 06:04 am
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There are city and state laws

There are city and state laws dealing with this situation. Augusta WAS lucky to get away with only paying $130k. The X-Mart lost a lot more than that in income as a result of the illegal actions of the council.

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draksig 09/15/09 - 06:20 am
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Southern2, it is called the

Southern2, it is called the rule of law. Just because it doesn't agree with your religious beliefs is no reason to disregard the law. If you don't like those businesses, do not patronize them but you should not be able to keep other people from doing business there because it violates your religious beliefs.

brimisjoshan
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brimisjoshan 09/15/09 - 06:43 am
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I am a Christian and proud of

I am a Christian and proud of it. As a Christian I stand against this store opening and am proud of the stance that has been taken reqardless of the cost. That's my opinion and I am sticking to it! LOL

john
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john 09/15/09 - 07:05 am
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LOL Tech.

LOL Tech.

mommie2
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mommie2 09/15/09 - 07:23 am
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You know being an American

You know being an American means that you have the right to voice this opinion but it also means that you have to stomach the idea that this stuff is legal and no matter what you say, it will remain open. That's what makes this country so great. Here's a quote from The American President: "You want free speech? Let's see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil, who's standing center stage and advocating, at the top of his lungs, that which you would spend a lifetime opposing at the top of yours."

gnumbgnuts
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gnumbgnuts 09/15/09 - 07:24 am
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Tina, I'll bet your husband

Tina, I'll bet your husband sleeps well. EVERY night.

mommie2
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mommie2 09/15/09 - 07:29 am
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What about the Christians who

What about the Christians who want to use it? That's a bit naive to think Christians aren't interested in better sex,

mover5
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mover5 09/15/09 - 07:34 am
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Does one have to be a

Does one have to be a Christian to be a good honest citizen? If someone wants to shop at one of these shops for personal pleasure, is that a sin? I do not think so!

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 09/15/09 - 07:40 am
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People need to understand

People need to understand once you trample rights of others, in the end you trample your own. With increasing anti-Christian rhetoric, it might be a Christian book store , rights ,being trampled on.

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justus4 09/15/09 - 07:50 am
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The writer is a fool. The
Unpublished

The writer is a fool. The city will lose this legal battle, so why increase the amount that will be lost? Who cares to whom the lost money goes, because it's gone. Lose your own money on foolishness, not the public's. Example: If ones views adults materials, let them cause its their choice, but if elected idiots and others (the writer included) misuse public dollars fighing a lost battle, the intelligent opposition is not represented. Everyone knows the city is wrong, so why hide behind some religious teachings which is costing taxpayers dollars? That in itself is wrong.

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GnipGnop1 09/15/09 - 07:53 am
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Once again someone trying to

Once again someone trying to dictate their morals onto everyone else. Just because your beliefs conflict with a business owners doesn't mean it should be banished. Quite the opposite should hold true. Churches (which enjoy tax free status) should not have as much say, as a group, what goes on in a community. Your church (which in actuality is a business, that is a entity that aquires property and collects monies) doesn't have the right to tell me I cannot look at smut in the privacy of my home. Quit pushing your morals on others. Don't frequent businesses you don't agree with but leave me alone about it.

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ugadawgbite 09/15/09 - 08:02 am
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With those views I doubt Tina

With those views I doubt Tina has a husband, if she does he works long hours at his girlfriends house...

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 09/15/09 - 08:17 am
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GnipGnop Churches have every

GnipGnop Churches have every right to protest along with all the other non profit secular groups.

FaceTheMusic
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FaceTheMusic 09/15/09 - 08:30 am
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TechLover, haven't you been

TechLover, haven't you been reading all of these posters??? They couldn't possibly have time to be horny. I have it from a reliable source that no one in Augusta has sex--they only talk about other people having sex, and with whom. They are really only interested in what is going on in other people's bedrooms. Tina, if you don't like the store, drive on by! Augusta, you owe the money--pay up! P.S. Just heard from Faux News that President Obama, under his new socialist sex program, will require everyone to have sex at least twice weekly! Any sex toys needed to accomplish this goal will be publicly funded.

GnipGnop1
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GnipGnop1 09/15/09 - 08:31 am
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I didn't say they couldn't

I didn't say they couldn't protest. I said they have no right to dictate their morals and their say should hold no greater weight than mine.

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 09/15/09 - 08:42 am
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This conversation sounds

This conversation sounds familiar GnipGnop! No one is forcing you to goto church. There are plenty of other non-profit groups that you can contribute to, so that your ideals can be expressed. Name one Christian organization that infringes on your civil rights.

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HotFoot 09/15/09 - 08:42 am
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Tina, you're an idiot (and I

Tina, you're an idiot (and I mean that in the best possible way, having read your letters for the last 5 years). "The honest Christian section of Augusta"????? Where might that be? To think you know your neighbors' sexual proclivities is arrogance of the highest order. This was a business like any other and the Powers That Be attempted to discriminate against it. You folks are the same ones who think Obama is a socialist and capitalism is in jeopardy....well, the X-mart is a capitalist venture. Get out of the way. Keep your "morals" to yourself. You don't like what they sell, don't patronize them. But if you're going to file bogus suits, expect to PAY for the privilege.

HotFoot
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HotFoot 09/15/09 - 08:46 am
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OK, I apologize for the "same

OK, I apologize for the "same folks who think Obama is a socialist" part of my comment...because apparently some of the usual suspects agree with me. Hallelujah! I applaud your consistency, ladies and gentlemen. The government needs to stay out of this and let the market dictate what will fly. Meanwhile, I am pondering whether I live in the "honest Christian section of Augusta"....hmmmm....

GnipGnop1
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GnipGnop1 09/15/09 - 08:46 am
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Any of them that protest

Any of them that protest adult video stores or sunday alcohol sales...just pick a church any church. Besides that why do you keep adding words that I never posted?

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InChristLove 09/15/09 - 08:52 am
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All I'm going to say is if

All I'm going to say is if you have to look at smut to attain pleasure or seek sex toys to get the job done, someone isn't doing a very good job in the satisfaction department.

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3M3T1B 09/15/09 - 08:57 am
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Well, Tina, if you wish to

Well, Tina, if you wish to rid the world of smut, start with the nearest book at hand - the Bible.

GnipGnop1
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GnipGnop1 09/15/09 - 09:03 am
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It's not about whether you

It's not about whether you seek it or not. It's the right that you have to seek it. What if the government told you you couldn't enter a church anymore because they didn't agree with the teachings? I am totally against anyone telling someone what their morals should be. You want to buy sex toys or smut from a adult video store that's your business. I wouldn't frequent the store but I still think they have the right to open for business. I am against someone forcing their morals on others. Live your life how you want but quit telling others how they can live!

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 09/15/09 - 09:05 am
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Although, I disagree with the

Although, I disagree with the letter. I see this is becoming a Christian bashing thread!

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AhsanMinnik 09/15/09 - 09:07 am
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ICL - If God and not intended

ICL - If God and not intended for us to pleasure ourselves on occaision, He would not have made our arms so long. w00t! Have a blissful day!

GnipGnop1
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GnipGnop1 09/15/09 - 09:08 am
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It's not about bashing any

It's not about bashing any one religion. It's about free choice. It's about me being able to make my own moral decisions without them being legislated or dictated.

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